Connecticut Scouting e-Bulletin

June 15, 2012 

"The real way to gain happiness is to give it to others."
- Lord Robert Baden-Powell 
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Join us at Day Camp 2012
New Merit Badge Workshop Debuts in October
Register For Wood Badge
Health & Safety Corner
Be The First Boots On The Ground at Jambo
NESA Committee News
Camp Sequassen Staff Reunion
Scout Day at Lake Compounce
Mike Rowe's Remarks
Fleur De Lis (GIF) 
Council Leadership


Council President

Doug Machin

Council Commissioner
Scout Executive

Lou Salute

Serving Branford, East Haven, Guiford, Madison, New Haven, North Branford

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Serving Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport

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Serving Hamden, Meriden, North Haven, Southington and Wallingford

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Serving Bethany, Milford, Orange, West Haven and Woodbridge

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to our newest
Eagle Scouts


Andrew Allison-Godfrey
Shae Belenski
Richard Breitenbach
Jason Conforte
Peter Deluca
Charles DeMarco
Richard Guynn
Tarren Horvath
Brenden Hultgren
James Ross Hurlock
Matthew Kachmar
Justin Lee
Michael McQuade.


Carry on the Scouting trail with the National Eagle Scout Association
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Did You Know ... 
Eagle Scouts are 42 percent more likely than non-Scouts to visit a local, state, or national park. (Source: Baylor University) Learn more
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Centered among our Eagle Scouts is Lou and Tina Salute. 

"It's not the badge you wear, but the life you lead." 


Farewell Lou Salute. Thanks for the memories.

Lou SaluteIt is the end of an era in the Boy Scouts of America. After 37 years of proud service to Scouting, including the last nearly nine years leading the Connecticut Yankee Council, our Scout Executive Lou Salute is retiring. 
On behalf of all the volunteers, Scouts, donors, staff and communities served in our Council, we wish Lou and his wife Tina all the best. 
Day Camp 2012
It's not too late to sign up your son for Cub Scout Day Camp this year. Seven weeks, three locations to choose from ... incredible memories and fun to bring home.
There's still time to sign up. 

A New Merit Badge Workshop For 2012
The Connecticut Yankee Council is teaming up with the Connecticut Building Trades Unions to offer a merit badge workshop on October 12-13 for Scouts 13 and older. Scouts can learn directly from skilled tradesmen who will offer American Labor, Architecture, Electricity, Engineering, Metalwork, Painting, Plumbing, Surveying, Welding and Woodwork Merit Badges. It's like Camp Sikorsky with power tools. Online registration goes live on July 1. Check the website for complete details 
Is This Your Year To Take Wood Badge?
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Scouting's premier adult leadership training is coming up this fall and there's still time to sign up and take advantage of the discounted rate of $240. Wood Badge, founded by Baden Powell in 1919 and full of modern day management principles and leadership essentials, focuses on preparing adults to deliver the promise of Scouting, in a fun atmosphere. The course is August 24-26 and September 28-30 at Deer Lake. The staff has been preparing for nearly a year ... are you ready to join them in August? 

The Early Bird Registration Deadline has been extended to June 15, so take advantage of this discount and make your registration today. Visit or contact Course Director John Neary today. 
Sweet 16 - Qualified Supervision
LOGO - Health & Safety

Every BSA activity should be supervised by a conscientious adult who understands and knowingly accepts responsibility for the well-being and safety of the children and youth in his or her care. The supervisor should be sufficiently trained, experienced and skilled in the activity to be confident of his/her ability to lead and to teach the necessary skills and to respond effectively in the event of an emergency. Field knowledge of all applicable BSA standards and a commitment to implement and follow BSA policies and procedures are essential parts of the supervisor's qualifications.

Be The First Boots On The Ground at Jambo
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We have an opportunity for a group of Boy Scouts and Venturers to experience the in 2012 what the 2013 Jamboree will be like. Our Council has been invited to send a Troop and a Crew to the new Jamboree site for an extended weekend to test out the facilities. We will leave Thursday, July 12 and return Wednesday July 18. The cost is $350 which includes all the fees, transportation and meals. You do not have to be signed up for the Jamboree to attend. Do not delay in signing up as there are only about 16 spaces left. The requirement to be pre-registered for the Jamboree has been lifted. Follow this link for a detailed registration or contact Jamboree Coordinator Jack Berry today. 
NESA Committee News
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The Connecticut Yankee Council's National Eagle Scout Association Committee is working hard to organize a series of fun social, service and networking events for the year for our Eagle Scout brethren. Our first summertime NESA picnic is Thursday, June 21 at the Port 5 Naval Veterans Hall in Black Rock (Bridgeport) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This is a non-uniformed event open to Eagle Scouts and their spouses. Anyone interested in attending should contact Bob Sherman and let us know what sort of side dish you can bring to share.  
Camp Sequassen Staff Reunion
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Calling all staff members, past and present, for our second reunion. You and your family are invited to join us for a day of fun and fellowship at your favorite camp enjoying the trails, swimming in West Hill Pond, shooting archery, climbing the tower and closing the day with a campfire. You and your family will be able to meet staff members from across the decades, see pictures and memorabilia and admire all the new updates to the camp. The registration fee includes dinner, event patch and donation to the camp. Click here to register
Scout Day at Lake Compounce
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 The annual Scout Day at Lake Compounce Amusement Park is Friday, July 20. The package includes a ticket to the park, parking pass and special picnic dinner. The cost is $38.50 per person. Tickets are available for pickup at the Council Resource Center starting July 5, 2012, and the order deadline is June 30, 2012. Click here to download a detailed registration form. 
Eagle Scout Mike Rowe's Remarks
Mike Rowe Speaks at Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting
Mike Rowe Speaks at Boy Scouts of America National Annual Meeting
Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs, had a great message for the Boy Scouts. He was recently honored with the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award at the National Annual Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America. 

Wait until you hear his story about his brother Scott around 15:30. "How was your day?" "... it was pretty interesting. I saved a guy's life. Pass the salt."
Connecticut Yankee Council


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Milford, CT 06461


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The Connecticut Yankee Council will carry out the mission of the Boy Scouts of America in every community in our Council by providing leadership opportunities for all youth through quality programs, mentoring from trained adult volunteers and ongoing learning and personal development through outdoor experiences.


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